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facebook page. >>> it is time for round two in the presidential debate. president obama and mitt romney are in new york tonight for the only town hall-style meet-up leading up to the election. t.j. winick joins us live with the latest. >> reporter: president obama certainly has work to do even he admits that first debate did not go well for him. mitt romney needs to keep the pressure on. he also needs to interact well with audience members. president obama has been prepping for tonight's debate this virginia golf resort. he left his clubs at the white house trying to send a message he's all business. >> how are you feelinging about tonight? president fabulous. >> reporter: in massachusetts mitt romney's prep partner likes his candidates chances. >> great. >> reporter: tonight brings one age only town hall-style debate both taking questions from the audience, all undecided voters. the format has inspired memorial -- memorable campaign moments. >> i'm exhausted of defending you. >> reporter: romney has to knock the idea he can't relate to average americans. to make up lost ground presiden
bankg state. ifou loo at where the most money has come, not only for obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back thank yu everybody! >> reporter: the esident ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me, don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] president -- >> the president: but i want evybody to understand something, what was being prente wasn't leaderip, at's sasmansh. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dolla
. president obama and mitt romney are making their last pitch to voters now that the final presidential debate is over. katie marzullo joins us with a look at how well the candidates rated. >> reporter: candidates are back on the campaign trail hitting two states each today with only one percentage point between them, according to the latest poll. president obama arrived in delray beach, florida this morning telling voters that mitt romney can't be trusted. >> the president: his job plan doesn't create jobs. his deficit plan doesn't reduce the deficit, it adds to it. his foreign policy is from the 1980s. his social policies from the 19 50s. his chick policies are from the 1920s. -- >> reporter: for ryan more of the same attacks he heard in the debate that he says romney won. >> i think he guy a great job of articulating america's vision for a role in the world strong economy, strong america at home strong military and resolute and certain in defense of our values overseas. >> reporter: exchange over the military spurred one of the more memorable moments. >> our navy is smaller now than since 1
romney riding new wave of momentum into the swing state of virginia brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the first presidential debate started with a handshake then turned into an aggressive assault by mitt romney as he went after the president's last four years in office. >> middle income americans have been buried, crushed. >> reporter: he described the programs he would cut. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs, i like you too but i'm not going to keep skpepbding money -- to keep spending money on things to borrow to pay for it. >> the president: five million jobs in the auto sector eated housg has begun to rise. >> repter: he said there was no way romney could cut taxes without adding to the deficit. >> the president: now he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: the president never brought up the 47% comment or bain capital. he seemed and looked down during attacks. most say it was romney who won this debate. >> moments like these can wipe the slate clean watch has gone on the last month. >> reporter: as both hit the campaign trail this afternoon. >> two more deb
romney with just 22 days left, they are holed up with aides cramming for tear debate tomorrow night. preparations are underway in hempstead, new york where the town hall style meeting will take place. >> reporter: paul ryan stomached in wisconsin today preaching -- stumped in wisconsin today. preaching against debt. >> if we tackle our problems before they tackle us we can get america on the right track. and young kids can come to an economy where next make the most of their lives because that's the american dream. >> the president: hello everybody! i brought food. >> reporter: the president handed out pizzas to campaign volunteers as he spent most of the weekend in virginia preparing for tuesday night's high stakes debate. >> it is going great. >> reporter: the president will need a strong performance to beat back mitt romney's momentum. >> if obama has one more debate as bad as his first i think he will be in enormous trouble q >> my advice to the president would be let him be the senator and candidate he was in 2008. >> reporter: -- >> reporter: according to a new poll the presid
to watch this afternoon's playoffs game@@ >>> president obama and mitt romney are back on the campaign trail this morning after last night's debate that saw a much dunk president obama than americans saw in the first. t.j. winick joins us live from new york where the debate was held. >> reporter: whether president obama won or not last night most believe he did what he had to do to make this a real fight the last few weeks before election day. president obama made his first post debate campaign stop in iowa where he jocked with the crowd despite favorable -- where he joked with the crowd. >> >> the president: i'm still trying to figure out how go the hang of this thing, debating. we're working on it. we'll keep on improving as time goes on, i've got one left. >> reporter: mitt romney stumped in virginia. >> i love these debates. these things are great. [ cheering ] >> i think it is interesting that the president still doesn't have an agenda for a second term. >> reporter: the president and his republican challenger came out swinging, circling each other much of the night like two prize
gloria allred claim to have scoop on mitt romney and donald trump about president obama. right now it does not seem either assertion is getting much traction. >> i'm honored to have gotten him to release his long form ..g this morning on youtube via twitter trump revealed his supposed surprise. >> if barack obama opens up and gives his college records and applications and if he gives his passport applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice, a check, immediately for five million dollars. >> reporter: the trump college comes on the same day gloria allred claim to have dirt on mitt romney she was in a boston courtroom this morning asking a judge to unseal the early 90s divorce case of staples' founder romney testified on behalf of -- she will not say why the report is damning, there are hints it has to do with money. >> romney is coming off another bump in the campaign trail in end a senate candidate mourdock said he's opposed to abortion an even in the case of rape because the baby is god's intention. mourdock called a news conference this morning. >> i spoke fr
and mitt romney are expected to spar again over the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. iran will be a hot topic after "the new york times" reported u.s. and iran agreed to one-on-one talks. the white house denied a meeting is set but added it is open to one-on-one talks. >> anything diplomatically now can help the president. >> reporter: iranians denied any talks are scheduled. as the president wrapped up prep at camp david his campaign released this new ad. >> president obama ended the iraq war of the mitt romney would have left 30,000 troops there. >> reporter: romney prepared in florida where he gave this advice during a football game. >> figure out which of their players is best and take 'em out early. >> reporter: the latest poll of likely voters shows the race is a dead heat 47%, with only two weeks until election day the stakes are higher than ever. >> this debate tonight so important. >> reporter: this debate setting will be different than any other presidential debate so far both candidates will be sitting with the moderator, at a desk. brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> b
. ♪ >>> tonight the first of three debates takes place between president obama and mitt romney starting at 6:00 right here. brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: the last time president obama and mitt romney met face-to-face was during the 2008 campaign season many tonight, four years later, they meet again in their first presidential debate, it is a critical moment with the race still very close according to the latest poll. >> mitt romney has to show up and be competent and compassionate and connect with the audience. the president is about mannerisms and style. >> reporter: while the candidates go through last minute debate preps, a speech obama gave in 2007 has resurfaced conservative website posted the entire video last night. critics call itacily disive. he contrastedhow families in new orleans were treated by the government after hurricane katrina coaredto new yo city redents ater 91 >> wt isappening in new orleans. where is your dollars? where is your money? makes no sense. tells me the bullet hasn't been taken out. [ applause tells me that somehow the people in new orleans they don't
challenger mitt romney is focusing on foreign policy. today he said mr. obama's failure to protect american embassy workers in libya led to the death of ambassador chris stevens last month. >> reporter: mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> the tax on our consulate on september 11th, 2012 was likely the work of force as fill ed with those who atack our homeland on september 11th, 2001 this latest assault can't be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting islam, despite ministration's attempts to convince of us of that. >> reporter: the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue. the republican contender used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. romney had a swagger. he's riding a wave of momentum after last week's debate. latest poll taken after the denver show count has the race tied at 47 among registered voters. president obama had a five point advantage in the three days leading in th debate theame poll found voters ovwhelngly sd romy won't debate, the biggest debate win ever recorded by gallup. bigger than clinton's 4
between president obama and mitt romney. but who won? brandi hitt reports. >> reporter: the showdown between the vice president and paul ryan was full of attacks. >> it has been done a couple of times. >> has never been done. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates. >> now you're jack kennedy! gentleman 23 million minutes are struggling for work. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost round. [ laughing ] >> reporter: biden laughed at ryan throughout the debate. he challenged mitt romney's tax plan for aggressively than president obama did in his debate. >> it shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own lives. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> reporter: the moderator martha raddatz set it was more intimate. >> the jabs felt more personal. >> reporter: both sides claiming victory as they head back on the campaign trail to rally more support. debate was a tie. biden brought energy the democrats wanted and ryan brought seriousness the republicans ne
himself say she has not read the book but wishes him well. >>> wow. well, president obama and mitt romney are cutting back on campaign speeches today in order to prepare for their first big debate wednesday night. the president is in henderson, nevada his aides say he will be working on his debating skittles with kerry playing the part of romney. romney is prepping in denver. analysts say this is his best chance to turn his campaign around which has been losing ground in recent weeks. see the first debate right here on abc7, live debate coverage begins 6:00 this wednesday night. >> i love how they lower expectations. your expectations for hot temperatures those are coming true. >>> they are here but kind of in a brief engagement, especially some areas, doesn't that look gorgeous. we'll talk about how hot it is going to be at the beaches. and how long this poor air quality is going to last. >> plus, kids exposed to too much tv without knowing it. damage it might be doing to the entire family. >>> why the congressional staffer accused of attacking lindsay lohan is no longer facing charges.
is receiving medical care. >>> president obama and mitt romney had a rare opportunity to show a lighter side of themselves in an annual charity event in new york. new polls giving both sides reason to be optimistic. >> reporter: after a night filled with jokes president obama was back on the stump today in the battleground state of virginia, unveiling a new punchline. >> the president: he's changing up so much, backtracking and sidestepping. we got to name this condition that he's going through. i think it is called, romneyia. >> reporter: they called a truce last night. >> the president: monday's debate was different because the topic is foreign policy. spoiler alert. we got bin laden. [ laughing ] >> it is nice to relax and wear what ann and i wear around the house. >> reporter: while in new york the president stopped by the daily with jon stewart. there were lighter moments but stewart grilled the president on the administration's evolving story for the attack in libya. >> were weren't confused about the fact that four americans had been killed. i wasn't confused about the fact that we ne
and which could have problems. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. >>> president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tomorrow's first presidential debate. crews were putting finishing touches on the stage today. analysts don't expect the debate to exchange many mind there are very few undecided voters and debates are rarely game-changers. the fact that the two are engaging each other directly for the first time should draw the attention of millions of americans. abc news will bring live coverage starting at 6:00 here on abc7. >>> some people for the hot weather, some against. meteorologist mike nicco nonpartin. >>> just bringing you the facts, ladies. let's look out and show what is going on if you don't like the heat you won't want to know that it is warmer now than this time yesterday. we'll talk about record heat today and the big cooling trend and when it comes to your neighborhood. >>> plus, the start of a busy week on the bay. the boats and planes arriving today. >>> would you pay $100 to check a bag? we'll te you now avoid that hefty fee on one airline. >>> there's going to
points. it is a reminder that this country has come too far to turn back now. >> reporter: mitt romney responded to the jobs report, this is not what a real recovery looks like. former ceo of ge jack welsh ignited a twitter storm this morning when he accused the obama administration of manipulating the numbers for political gain. >> there are always charges of manipulation on either side that's conspiracy thinking. >> reporter: the bureau who put out the jobs report are infrom the political process some republicans say welsh was way of base. karen traver, abc news, washington. >> american airlines cancelled a flight this morning as part of ongoing problems with seats. the flight was scheduled to takeoff 6:40 this morning the airline taking 44 flights out of service to fix the seat problems. 50 flights were cancelled yesterday. american ys wear, poor design and spilled soda can cause seats to pop loose during the flight. this adds to the troubles. >>> health officials in contra costa county holding a news conference this morning concerning an east bay man who died from rabies although p
have fatalities that could have been avoided. >> reporter: mitt romney cancelled his plans for tonight appear tomorrow morning. this morning his staff loaded storm relief supplies to take them to centers in virginia. >> our thoughts and prayers are with people in harm's way. >> reporter: in washington, d.c., the u.s. supreme court did hold its normal session today. the justices have rescheduled tomorrow's arguments for thursday. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> meteorologist mike nicco here with a fresh update about the power outages. >> i was checking twitter nearly 300,000 people without power, new jersey 92,000 already and the eye wall is still a good three to four hours away. it is a devastating -- devastation waiting to happen i should say. emeryville we have clouds, the sun will come out today, cooling trend on the way update for that rain who is getting to get wet while trick-or-treating. >>> why the bay area's green >>> suspicious warehouse fire under investigation in san jose. we have pictures showing huge flames shooting through the roof of this vacant building on almaden road.
in ohio, mitt romney is collecting relief supplies in ohio. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> count on abc 7 for your most complete coverage of the storm we'll have live updates on 7 news and our regular newscasts. tonight at 10 abk news will air one hour primetime special followed by abc7 news at 11. >>> next, san francisco gets ready for one giant celebration. live look at reparations underway right now for foam's world series victory parade. >> later -- later search for what caused >>> crews are making final preparations for the world series parade celebrating the giants less than 24 hours to go. amy hollyfield is live at civic center plaza with a sneak peek at the floats on more. >> reporter: good morning. currently transforming civic center plaza workers got here 7:00 this morning and we're told they would stay until it is ready, which could be midnight. they have a lot to do in a very little amount of time. first glimpse of some of the floats you will see tomorrow. the world series champions will start the parade at 11, then end here in civic center plaza, players and dignataries will
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